This season, Gagner's stats are awfully similar to Baileys with Gagner only having 1 more point. However, in his career Gagner has had multiple 45+ point seasons, something Bailey hasn't come close to. Gagner has 2 years remaining after this one at 4.8 million per season. Whereas Bailey has 4 more years remaining after this one at 3.3 million per season.
On @OilersNow, @StapeNewsday suggests Isles & Oil may hook up on a Sam Gagner/Josh Bailey swap this summer...If there is truth to this, this is a deal I would probably make because it is your classic change of scenery type deal. It is pretty obvious in my opinion that Bailey could use a change and Gagner has been the subject of trade rumors for a little while now.
— RCN (@RossCreekNation) April 3, 2014